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b. 1992, USA

Aziz + Cucher Biography

Anthony Aziz + Sammy Cucher begun their career together in 1992, and have worked in a variety of media including digital imaging, sculpture, animation, and video-installation. Their new work “Some People”, a complex multi-channel video environment has been commissioned to premiere at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2012. Their work has been marked by a distinctive concern regarding technology and its impact on the human body and on consciousness.

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The “Synaptic Bliss” and “Scenapse” series, produced between 2003 -2008 address the landscape and can be seen as an extension of their work dealing with the body in the previous decade.  In these seemingly classical landscape still-images and videos, diverse forms are superimposed, become intertwined, and slowly emerge from an intensively colored flurry. Kaleidoscopic clouds evolve into trees, branches, meadows, flowers and undergrowth. Each individual shape seems in constant flux, becoming distinguished by a shift in tone, orientation, or size of its colored texture.

The works in this series appear like electronic impressionism with almost hallucinatory, disorientating effects. In their work they have held a long conversation between the painterly and the photographic. Not only were their earlier works such as “Dystopia” (1994-95) based on the conventions and traditions of portraiture established in the renaissance, but the actual making of those digitally altered photographs involved a kind of electronic painting where pigment and paint were replaced by pixels and data. This dynamic relationship between these two mediums tipped decisively towards the painterly in later works like the “Nocturnes” and the videos from “Synaptic Bliss”(2003-4), where in an effort to represent a mode of perception signed by digital technology and science, they let go of photographic realism and opted for a complex and multilayered flatness that veered towards abstraction and where color and line were the main expressive elements. In the “Scenapse” series they have reclaimed some elements of photographic representation and its power to capture and maintain the specificity of the world.  Yet this world is modulated by fragmentation, separation, and reconstitution, as markers of a consciousness that can only see the world in pieces but that can achieve a kind of ecstatic hyper-awareness of the interconnectedness of all parts.

Aziz + Cucher are both members of the Faculty at Parsons The New School, New York.  They live and practice in Brooklyn.

Aziz + Cucher Featured Artworks

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The Visitor by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherThe Visitor, 2016Cotton Jacquard weaving with metallic thread
183 x 307 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Frieze #12 by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherFrieze #12, 2018Inkjet, silk-screen and 24K gold leaf on Hannemuhle paper
110.5 x 152.5 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Frieze #6 by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherFrieze #6, 2018Inkjet, silk-screen and 24K gold leaf on Hannemuhle paper
110.5 x 152.5 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
In Some Country Under a Sun and Some Clouds by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherIn Some Country Under a Sun and Some Clouds, 20124-channel HD video with surround sound, 13 min, 06 sec
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Some People by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherSome People, 2014Cotton jacquard weaving
183 x 307 x 4 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Aporia by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherAporia, 2016Cotton Jacquard weaving
183 x 307 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Frieze #9 by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherFrieze #9, 2018Inkjet, silk-screen and 24K gold leaf on Hannemuhle paper
110 x 152.5 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Frieze #4 by Aziz + Cucher contemporary artwork
Aziz + CucherFrieze #4, 2018Inkjet, silk-screen and 24K gold leaf on Hannemuhle paper
110 x 152.5 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery

Aziz + Cucher Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Aziz + Cucher, Francesco Jodice, Kalliopi Lemos, Borders at Gazelli Art House, London
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24 April–31 May 2020 Aziz + Cucher, Francesco Jodice, Kalliopi Lemos Borders Gazelli Art HouseOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terra at Gazelli Art House, Baku
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23 November 2018–1 March 2019 Group Exhibition Terra Gazelli Art House, BakuBaku
Contemporary art exhibition, Aziz + Cucher, Tapestries and New Works on Paper at Gazelli Art House, London
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5 October–24 November 2018 Aziz + Cucher Tapestries and New Works on Paper Gazelli Art House, LondonLondon

Aziz + Cucher Represented By

Gazelli Art House contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Gazelli Art House Baku, London

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